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Acute infective conjunctivitis in primary care: who needs antibiotics? An individual patient data meta-analysis.

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BACKGROUND: Acute infective conjunctivitis is a common problem in primary care, traditionally managed with topical antibiotics. A number of clinical trials have questioned the benefit of topical antibiotics for patients with acute infective conjunctivitis. AIM: To determine the benefit of antibiotics for the treatment of acute infective conjunctivitis in primary care and which subgroups benefit most. DESIGN: An individual patient data meta-analysis. METHOD: Relevant trials were identified an...

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10.3399/bjgp11x593811

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, Primary Care Health Sciences, Biomedical RC
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Journal:
The British journal of general practice : the journal of the Royal College of General Practitioners
Volume:
61
Issue:
590
Pages:
e542-e548
Publication date:
2011-09-05
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EISSN:
1478-5242
ISSN:
0960-1643
URN:
uuid:1d4e1266-45a0-41d7-bd1e-24a0c5ee2a2a
Source identifiers:
199002
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pubs:199002

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